Shahid Afridi makes the list of “most charitable athletes” of 2015


Shahid Khan Afridi has been named in the list of top 20 most charitable athletes of 2015. Not only he has made his country proud, but he is also the only cricketer to be inducted in the list with other outstanding athletes.

The list was launched by the website called DoSomething ( DoSomething, founded in 1993, is an organization which is responsible for motivating youngsters to take action for social change through different programs and campaigns for the betterment of mankind.

Real Madrid and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list, whilst Shahid Khan Afridi also makes the cut.

The Shahid Khan Afridi Foundation aims to help and assist in the construction, organization and monetary funding of different hospitals. The organization’s aim is to facilitate and help the under-privileged people of Pakistan. After getting worldwide fame through cricket, the man with the nickname of Boom Boom Afridi set up this organization in March 2014.

Other than Ronaldo and Afridi, wrestling stars including John Cena and Roman Reigns made the list as well. From the sport of basketball, Cleveland Caviliers LeBron James was included. American football star, Richard Sherman and rugby star, the Kiwi Dan Carter, were also the part of the list. Women athletes were also part of the rankings. MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, tennis superstars Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, footballer Heather O’Reilly, figure skater Yuna Kim, ice skater Meryl Davis, ski racers Lindsey Vonn, Mo’ne Davis, Bethany Hamilton and Saina Nehwal represented the women.

The list launched by the website is as follows:-

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football)
  2. John Cena (WWE)
  3. Serena Williams (Tennis)
  4. Yuna Kim (Figure skating)
  5. Neymar Jr. (Football)
  6. LeBron James (NBA)
  7. Heather O’Reilly (Football)
  8. Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
  9. Mo’ne Davis (Baseball)
  10. Richard Serman (American Football)
  11. Meryl Davis and Charlie White (Ice skating)
  12. Dan Carter (Rugby)
  13. Roman Reigns (WWE)
  14. Ronda Rousey (UFC)
  15. Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)
  16. Tom Daley (Diver)
  17. Bethany Hamilton (Surfing)
  18. Saina Nehwal (Badminton)
  19. Paul Rabil (Lacrosse)
  20. Shahid Khan Afridi (Cricket)